Topic: obesity

Obesity in China portends a diabetic disaster

[ Spring 2009 ] Like a runaway train, type 2 diabetes is speeding through many rapidly developing countries, including China. Could a seemingly simple change in diet—from white rice to brown rice—slow the spread of this disease? Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) hope…

Obesity Consequences

The High Cost of Excess Weight Apart from tobacco, there is perhaps no greater harm to the collective health in the U.S. than obesity. Worldwide, too, obesity’s health effects are deep and vast—and they have a real and lasting impact on communities,…

New poll finds diabetes top health concern for Latino families

For immediate release: January 21, 2014 Princeton, N.J. – A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health poll was released today on the views of Latinos in America about their health and health care, communities, financial situation, and discrimination in…

PTSD raises risk for obesity in women

Women with PTSD gain weight more rapidly than women without disorder For immediate release: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Boston, MA — Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) gain weight more rapidly and are more likely to be overweight or obese than women…

Sugary drinks

May 2012 -- Most people now know that drinking soda increases obesity. But did you know that taking soda out of schools can have far-reaching effects? Watch this video to find out how.

The Curley School

May 2012 -- The kids at Boston’s Curley K-8 School aren’t just learning about healthy food in the classroom—with the help of Harvard School of Public Health, they’re loving it in the lunchroom. Watch this video to see what a difference a…

Diet, lifestyle, and long-term weight gain

June 2012 -- Dariush Mozaffarian, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, reports findings from his recent study concerning different foods and beverages that possibly lead to long-term weight gain.